Top 10 most watched and trending channels of the week

Top 10 most watched and trending channels of the week has teamed up with esports and streaming analytics firm Stream Hatchet to bring you weekly charts of the most popular games and creators in the streaming space.

This chart documents the most-watched channels by hours across Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Mixer and Facebook.

Each week we'll be documenting the top ten most-watched channels across all the major streaming platforms, so you can see which creators are growing and which ones are in decline. The chart also shows the games they've played most that week. Check out our chart covering the top ten most-watched games of the week here.

This chart covers the week commencing April 27th 2020.

Most-watched channels

Anomaly on Twitch takes the top spot for another week with 7.7 million hours watched, but it's important to note that this streamer was caught broadcasting pre-recorded vods and marking them as livestreams. 

Fextralife on Twitch comes in second place with 5.8 million hours watched last week, but again, this channel has also been using unorthodox techniques to inflate its numbers, as found by Kotaku.

ESL_CSGO takes third place with 3.5 million hours watched last week, followed by CS:GO pro streamer Gaules in fourth place. with 3.4 million hours watched.

Twitch's The Grefg comes in fifth with 3.4 million hours watched, and he spent most of the last week broadcasting a Fornite event.

xQc on Twitch comes in sixth with 2.4 million hours worth of Dark Souls III content, and ONSCREEN takes seventh place with 2.1 million potentially more accurate hours of Valorant.

WePlayEsport_RU and WePlayEsport_En take eighth and ninth place respectively, two Twitch channels covering Dota 2. RU amassed 2.1 million hours while the EN counterpart racked up 1.9 million.

Tfue takes tenth with 1.7 million hours watched of his staple title - Fortnite.


Trending by views and followers

The chart below shows the top 10 channels and creators trending by the number of followers or views they have gained in the last week.


Danielle Partis is editor of and former editor of She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.